Career Resources

Q&A: How do I Establish an Office Carpool System?

Question: A few of my colleagues live near me and we sometimes even bump into each other on the MRT. How do I suggest an office carpool with a colleague who does drive, and is this a feasible idea?

Answer: Travelling to work daily on the same bus or MRT route is tiring – how often do you get to work without feeling too frazzled after an energy-sapping squeeze in a sardined train? This is where an office carpool can save the day’s morning – carpooling is when two or more individuals with a near common start and same end-point benefit from the convenience of sharing one car. (Read More Here!)

Entering the Workforce as a Diploma Holder

By Desiree Yang

In Singapore, choosing to enter the workforce without a degree is often considered the road less travelled, especially as the majority of society has come to see the paper chase as the only way to guarantee any form of financial security in the future. Many diploma holders also find it hard to enter a local university and have to turn to private education institutions or venture overseas. (Read More Here!)

Mother's Day Special: My Mother, My Motivator

By Deanna Bonaparte

As the cliché goes, being a mother is a full-time job - I always imagined that expectant mothers had to undergo a full-fledged training at a boarding school, with a curriculum drawn up according to books like ‘A Dummy’s Guide on How to Raise a Child.’ But the truth is that there is no training, nor is there an instruction manual attached to a helpless, wailing newborn – how unnerving it must be to hold in your arms a life you deem more precious than your own.

With Mothers’ Day just round the corner, I want to shine the torchlight on the woman who never went to Mummy Training Camp – yet raised me up in the best way possible. (Read More Here!)

The Perks of Being a Social Entrepreneur

By Desiree Yang

In Singapore, social enterprises – sustainable businesses that emphasise the public good over profit margins, such as a co-operative – are part of an increasingly vibrant scene, with over 100 different active social enterprises in existence today.(Read More Here!)

The Value of a Gap Year

By Desiree Yang

If you’ve been through Singapore’s education system, chances are, you’ve been through a dozen or so years of formal education before you enter university. For some, the thought of diving head-first into a three or four-year degree can be mighty daunting after studying for so long. Instead, all you might really want is a well-deserved break from the academic treadmill and a chance to let your tortured brain recuperate. (Read More Here!)

Anti-Bacterial Sprays - Necessary in the Workplace!

By Deanna Bonaparte

The modern workplace can be home to swarms of germs and bacteria – in fact, did you know that the average desktop has 400 times more bacteria than your toilet bowl? One does not simply fathom the horror! (Read More Here!)

Q&A: My Boss is Inviting a 'Medium' to the Office. Is This Acceptable?

Question: After some unexplained 'occurences' in the office, my boss is inviting a 'medium' to help 'cleanse' the office. Is this an acceptable workplace practice?

Answer: Fear not! We’ve had Singapore workers share some really interesting ghostly encounters at work, and it’s not really so surprising that your boss is trying to shed some light on the unexplainable tales in your office – even if said ‘light’ may have to come in the form of an intermediary between planet Earth and the ‘other side’. (Read More Here!)

Portfolio 101 for Fresh Grads

Most students prefer to concentrate on the all-important academic aspect and tend to overlook the fact that their portfolio is becoming increasingly important. When adequately prepared, the portfolio can be the key to setting you apart from the other university or job applicants, especially when attending a job fair like the JobsCentral Career and Education Fair 2014.

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4 Techniques that Can Help You Progress in Your Career

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, it is important to stand out from the crowd if you want to get hired and stay relevant in the industry. With that in mind, how can you get closer to your dream job?

Whether you run a business or are looking for a career change, the power of networking (especially at the JobsCentral Career and Education Fair 2014) can unlock unique opportunities and introduce you to new professional or business options. (Read More Here!)

Q&A: My Colleague is a Lazy Layabout. How can I Resolve This?

Question: My colleague is a lazy layabout and this is affecting office morale. Is there a way to resolve this?

Answer: We’re all familiar with THAT one idler who seems to get away with the Facebook tab on perpetual, easy access and an eyebrow-raising number of trips to the washroom (surely, a bladder isn’t that weak). And while he or he (let’s call the anonymous colleague Tim) seems to over-indulge in the texting and even snore at his desk on occasion, it’s all you do to bite down on the bullet to fight your mind-numbing tasks in the face of such apathy. (Read More Here!)